Synopsis – Anna Kangas

Name: Anna Kangas
Course name: Seminar Visual English
Period: D
Lecturer: Annemieke Pesch
Format: Presentation
Date: 02-05-2017


Why is minimalism taking over in web design nowadays?

You might have noticed that our surroundings are becoming more simple and minimalistic. Whether we are talking about design or even a way of life, it seems that all the useless or unnecessary elements are left out and only the essential content and the most important elements are retained. But the question is, why?

In this seminar this subject will be dealed with a web design point of view. Desk research and some observation will be done to find out what minimalism means, where it can be seen, what kind of web design trends there are nowadays and so on. With all the information, I will try to figure out why people nowadays prefer minimalistic web design.

 

Research question – Anna Kangas

Name: Anna Kangas
Course name: Seminar Visual English
Period: D
Lecturer: Annemieke Pesch
Format: Presentation
Date: 28-04-2017

Research question
Why is minimalism so prominent in web design nowadays?

Sub-questions
1. What is minimalism?
2. How and where is minimalism taking over in web design?

Some other things I can think about
3. Where else minimalist design/minimalism is taking over? Why?
4. Future of web design?
5. Future of minimalist design?

Motivation
I wanted to come up with a subject that is interesting and current. I also wanted to do a research about an instructive subject, which I can benefit in my working life in a future. That’s why I came up with an idea about how designing has changed: I have noticed that minimalism has became a trend and I would like to know why? I decided to take that subject, and do a research from a web design point of view, that the subject wouldn’t be so wide.

Research methods
– Desk research
Gathering and analyzing information, already available in print or published on the internet.
– Observation
Observing the information in practice, like finding examples.

Literature/Sources

What is minimalism?
http://www.theminimalists.com/minimalism/

10 reasons why minimalism is growing
http://www.becomingminimalist.com/10-reasons-why-minimalism-is-growing-a-k-a-10-reasons-you-should-adopt-the-lifestyle/

Design minimalism: What, why and how?
https://www.sitepoint.com/what-is-minimalism/

7 Rules for creating a simple design
https://designshack.net/articles/graphics/7-simple-design-rules/

Minimalist design is taking over
https://designshack.net/articles/layouts/minimalist-design-is-taking-over-heres-why/